Jennifer West

Tony Conrad

September 2016

PICKLING, HAMMERING, electrocuting, cooking—Tony Conrad’s impish assault on the physical substrate and ideological underpinnings of the “seventh art” has been a key influence on me ever since I started making cameraless and direct films in … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

Jennifer West, Serpentine Dance, 2014

January 2015

Jennifer West - Flashlight Filmstrip Projections SERPENTINE DANCE LIVE PERFORMANCE DOCUMENT Commissioned by PICA TBA Fest 2014, curated by Kristan Kennedy for visual arts exhibition, “As round as an apple, as deep as a cup” Performed live … READ ON


Preview for Jennifer West’s Arrid Extra Dry 1965 TV Commercial Film, 2013

July 2014

Preview for Jennifer West’s Arrid Extra Dry 1965 TV Commercial Film (2013), 16mm film print painted with birth control pills, writing inks and sweat and transferred to HD.… READ ON


Věra ChytilovŠ (1929–2014)

Jennifer West on Věra ChytilovŠ (1929–2014)

July 2014

THE FIRST TIME I saw Czechoslovakian director and writer Věra Chytilová’s 1966 film, Sedmikrásky (Daisies), it blew my mind. Why had I never seen this farcical feminist work? It was at once dark, absurd, political, philosophical, rebellious,… READ ON


Trailer for One Mile Film by Jennifer West

October 2012

One Mile Film is 5,280 feet of 35mm film negative and print taped to the mile-long High Line walk way in New York City for seventeen hours on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 with 11,500 visitors. The visitors walked, wrote, jogged, signed, … READ ON



June 2011

EI ARAKAWA  Gutai is often considered the starting point for postwar art in Japan, typically described as a response to American Abstract Expressionism (via Pollock, who first exhibited in Japan in 1951) and as a parallel to French art informel… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2011 [TOC]

Performance documentation of Jennifer West’s Skate the Sky Film, 2009

May 2009

Performance documentation of Jennifer West’s Skate the Sky Film (2009). In this video, skateboarders skate over 35mm filmstrips at the Tate Modern, making scuff marks with their wheels. For Jennifer West’s 500 words click here.… READ ON


Jennifer West, Nirvana Alchemy Film . . ., 2007

May 2009

Jennifer West, Nirvana Alchemy Film (16 mm black & white film soaked in lithium mineral hot springs, pennyroyal tea, doused in mud, sopped in bleach, cherry antacid and laxatives - jumping by Finn West & Jwest), 2007, 2 minutes, 51 seconds.… READ ON


Jennifer West, Rainbow Party Film on 70MM . . ., 2008

May 2009

Jennifer West, Rainbow Party on 70 mm Film (70MM film leader kissed with lipstick & impressed with teeth marks by Jwest and her former students: Mariah Csepanyi, Maggie Romano & Roxana Eslemiah), 2008, 39 seconds. Courtesy Marc Foxx, Los … READ ON